Nov 10, 2023
Black 5-Year-Old's Body Found In Dumpster After Being Denied Amber Alert
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Five year old found dead after being denied an Amber Alert. Let me say that again. A five year old was found dead after being denied an Amber Alert. This happened in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A family is mourning the loss of a five year old, Prince McCree, who was murdered [00:00:16] and found in a dumpster a day after disappearing from his home last month. Despite his parent's plea for help from authorities at the time, a state elected official said the family's request for an amber had been denied on a technicality. My God, nothing about a child should be denied on the form of a damn technicality. [00:00:36] Let's just say that and say it clear. And these technicalities that they deny people on so often happens to black families and black kids. According to Atlanta Black Star, in the state, there are very specific markers for Amber Alerts to be activated. First and foremost, the child has to be believed to be in serious physical danger [00:00:54] or facing a life-threatening situation, contingent upon the availability of sufficient descriptive information about the child, the suspect, and/or the suspect vehicle, according to the state Justice Department website. Well, I'm gonna tell you right now, State Justice Department website, go to hell. [00:01:10] Go to hell. I don't need to have physical information about who kidnapped or stole a five year old. If a five year old parents don't know where that child is, that's enough to put out an Amber Alert. And if that ain't your system, if that ain't the answer, then your system is all wrong, all broken. [00:01:26] Nina, what do you think about that ridiculous? Yeah, Mayor. >> Speaker 2: Yeah, if a child is missing, let's just go ahead and amp this up to a ten and deal with it. If it's a five along the way, but you treat it like a serious incidence from the beginning. They should be ashamed of themselves and whatever technicality. [00:01:46] Hopefully, policymakers are changing that right now, but it shouldn't even take a policy, it's called common sense. My grandmother used to talk about all the time. And when she said common sense ain't that common, in this case, we can fully see that a baby missing and they having a cavalier attitude. [00:02:02] Like she said, I don't even know, I don't even wanna put an analogy in this. The baby was missing, authorities did not comport themselves in a way that made this top level for them. And here we have, the baby's dead. >> Speaker 1: The baby's dead, and that is absolutely disgusting to me. [00:02:20] And you asked about that technicality sister, guess what it was. The family could not provide the authorities with the name of the suspect or the vehicle that may have been connected to Prince's disappearance. >> Speaker 2: Makes no sense. >> Speaker 1: I don't know who stole my child. >> Speaker 2: The technicality was he was black, maybe that was the technicality. [00:02:37] >> Speaker 1: I mean, that is a given, right? That is the unspoken. The Wisconsin Justice Department refused to issue an Amber Alert has sparked debate with some politicians and activists, like State Senator LaTonya Johnson, contending that the state's stringent alert criteria hindered the search for [00:02:54] missing endangered children, especially black children, who are often underreported by the media and met with apparent police indifference. Let me tell you something. We know how comfortable America is with the screams and the pains of black folk. [00:03:10] But a five year old child going missing, and there's any technicalities from stopping, I don't understand why all hands on deck wasn't issued immediately. Amber, black, white, red, blue, all your alerts should have been going off when the family called you and said they didn't know where their five year old was. [00:03:26] It shouldn't take a senator in Johnson or activists across that state to say that, that should be common sense. The senator said to NBC News about his ineligibility for an Amber Alert, that pisses me off. [00:03:41] It should piss anybody with a soul off. Something is wrong when a five year old does not qualify for Amber Alert. And also mentioned she heard the family say, if this was a little white boy, more would have been done. We damn well know that. America has a wonderful, wonderful history, sister Nina, [00:03:58] in finding and defending white folk. And it should be anybody's child, right, Mayor. Because that's what we're saying, anybody's child. We don't care, their ethnicity, racial, we don't care. All we are saying is that systemically in this country when it comes to black children, it doesn't yield the same type of, let's get into gear, [00:04:17] let's get into action as it would for a white child. So treat this black child like you would treated a white child. I mean, that's what this comes down to at this point. It's galling, it's immoral. All kinds of emotions should be flowing through people right now to know that this [00:04:34] baby's life could have been saved and that authorities acted like there was just a regular report of barking dog or something like that. I mean, really, chilling what happened to this family and now they are gonna have to bury their five year old baby. [00:04:50] I mean, it just brings tears to your eyes. And beyond, I wanna know what's gonna happen so that this is different the next time, really, because now this child's death should not be in vain. What are they gonna do for the next time. And again, it does come down to common sense. [00:05:08] I'm glad we got the Amber Alert, but why we got to have all that for the authorities to take seriously that a five year old baby is missing? Most parents or caregivers are not gonna make that up. And guess what? If they make that kind of stuff up, we got laws for that too. But you treat it on ten from the moment it's reported and [00:05:25] let everything else be sorted out, on technically. My God. I'm telling you -. >> That wasn't fair. Some more reporting on this from Atlanta Blackstar says since his state's implementation of the alarm system over two decades ago, Wisconsin has only issued 57 Amber Alerts. [00:05:41] And I bet you it should be more. The system has a 50/50 rate of recovering children 17 years and under. Prince family initially believed his race had something to do with them not issuing an Amber Alert. We know that for a fact, according to the senator. But Johnson explained that the issue is the system. [00:05:57] The issue is the system that does not negate the fact that he was a little black boy missing. Some activists are pushing for a new system to be graded called the Lily Alert for missing kids like the system namesake, Lily Peters and Prince, who do not meet the Amber Alert criteria. [00:06:12] However, even if the Amber Alert had been issued for Prince, it would not have saved his life. This is what authorities believe. Of course, they're gonna say that because I'm not even gonna finish that, because what I won't do is I won't get caught up, my mouth wouldn't even let me. [00:06:28] I started stuttering the minute I started to read that ridiculousness. How do we know when he was found a day after he was dead? I'm not about to do this, I'm not about to do this with them and give them. And I hate when there's articles just taking whatever you're fed from these authorities and reading it as if it's true, muddy in the water. [00:06:46] We don't know what would have happened if that Amber Alert was issued because it wasn't. Police records says -. >> Speaker 1: Go ahead, sister. Go ahead. >> Speaker 2: I was gonna say the Amber Alert is a system that was created so we can create the system any way we want. I mean, for them to act like it's immutable, that nothing can be done about it. [00:07:03] It can be, the system itself can be changed, and you can go above and beyond, right? Man, was there some law out there on the books that said they couldn't go above and beyond the Amber Alert criteria? Because Amber Alert is just a frame, But there's nothing that says you can't go above and beyond that. [00:07:20] >> Speaker 1: That's a fact. I'm gonna talk a little bit right now about the police records and what they said happened to this child, but I do wanna preface it by letting people know that it is graphic and disgusting. Police records state that Prince died after being beat to death with a 30 pound [00:07:36] barbell and a golf club while he was playing video games in his home. And that the killer also stabbed him during the beating, and dropped a ceramic bird bath on the child's head. Prince was discovered about a mile from his family's home on Thursday, [00:07:52] October 26, blood soaked, bound and gagged in a fetal position in a dumpster a day after he went missing. Two residents of Prince household, 15 year old Eric Mendoza, not pictured, and 27 year old David Petri, pictured, stand accused of this heinous crime. [00:08:10] Police said they confessed to brutally assaulting a child before placing his body inside a garbage bag and discarding it in the dumpster. Mendoza also is accused of committing three random stabbings two days before Prince murder. Those victims were all attacked from behind on the street, but [00:08:27] none were fatally injured. This is rough. Nina, can you say something? >> I mean, what I would say, they would have to bleep it. [00:08:46] Those are monsters. And quite frankly, there are some people walking the face of the earth who are really just that. This really reminds me of Emmett Till too, what Emmett Till had to endure. I mean, the type of mentality that it would take to do this to any person, [00:09:07] but especially to a baby, it is heinous as hell. And everybody should see in their babies. I don't even know how we were able to do this story, the parents, [00:09:24] the other relatives of this baby just have no effing words for it, none for what happened to this little baby. And you can imagine the pain at the time that this was happening to this baby, and [00:09:39] then they got the nerve to talk about some damn technicality, F the technicalities.
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